Taking a step back in time, a group of sixth graders turned their school library into a space where a student museum showcases ancient Egypt.
At Bellafonte Area Middle School, Jennifer Kerr’s sixth grade social studies class independently studied various aspects of ancient Egyptian life and culture. They made Egyptian burial masks, studied Eygptian medicine, food, and drinks.
The class had a lot of fun making the death masks, using plaster for the face and covering with tissue paper. “It was so fun because we could be hands on and learn a lot at the same time,” student Brett Delaney said.
“We’ve been working on this for weeks by reading text books and historical fiction, and each student selected an area of study, and did research online, at the library and at home to fulfill their team projects,” Kerr said. “It’s an all-encompassing project that lets them learn about the history and aspects of ancient Egypt, but also gives them the ability to write and speak, and learn to work as a team.”